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    Default Need help identifying a single button ignition start switch with a combination

    Last winter a close friend passed unexpectedly and I had a chance to acquire one of his bikes. I bought his 83 lowrider from the family but now I have no idea how to start it!

    I'll pause here so you can laugh at me, I'm sure he is!

    The bike has one button, no key, no kill switch, and no starter button, no key fob. No switches on the bars, no button on the starter. The only thing it has is a single button on the dashboard. I remember when we would ride he would turn on the bike and start the bike with the one button. I took the switch out of the bike and there was a combination printed on the back. The bike also has been rewired with a V1 MotoGadget M-unit basic (no bluetooth).

    The button switch does not have any identification marks on it to tell me who made it or where it came from. I believe he told me a forum member made it for him but I don't know what forum it was.

    I've been messing around all winter trying to figure this thing out. I can turn on the bike (lights only) by entering the combination printed on the back. once its on I can press the button again and the lights will tun off. Press it again and lights back on. Press and hold and the bike shut off and the switch locks out. Enter the combination and the bike comes on. However I can not get the starter to do anything.

    Also the bike does not have a kick start, So I can't start it by kicking it.

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this or have any clue how it works?
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    WTF?! I think its a anti drunk key LOL!

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    Question: Are we missing an RFID Key?

    https://www.amazon.com/Motogadget-MG.../dp/B0148KJKNU

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    Take it off and put a regular button / key switch in its place
    Last edited by markwade74; 02-25-2020 at 12:47 AM.

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    I think confab is on the right track. Probably needs something you don't have, like the RFID key, similar to the key fobs you need with newer cars with key-less ignitions. Ask your friend's family about something odd that may have been on his key chain.

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    I'd pull that silly shit off and play with it on the bench since while it's cute it proved it's additional complexity for no benefit.

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    got it figured out. Put it on a breadboard with a battery and a LED and figured out how to use it. Also found another guy that also has one and he sent me the instructions on how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgc View Post
    got it figured out. Put it on a breadboard with a battery and a LED and figured out how to use it. Also found another guy that also has one and he sent me the instructions on how to use it.
    It looks interesting. What is it?

    Got a link to it?

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    Yeah if you figured it out, show us a youtube video or something, because it seems like it might be kind of cool. Got us all curious.

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    I'd like to see the bread board myself...............

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    No markings on the part what so ever but found out it was made by a guy with home business called Motoinnotech. Unfortunately he has fell off the face of the earth. His website is dead and his phone has been disconnected. The guy I found that gave me the instructions on how to use it only knows of 3 units that exist. His, mine, and another one. Doesn't sound like getting another one would be very easy to come by. I'll be keeping it the bike now that I know how to use it.

    This is a breadboard and how to use one. pretty useful item to have in the tool box when your messing with electronics.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/How...-a-breadboard/

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    That's really slick. Thanks for the followup.

    Never seen anything quite like it.

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